2004 - The Dwarves Must Die

January, 2004

BLAG the RIPPER and a cast of thousands return with a desperate bid for cash and immortality- "THE DWARVES MUST DIE. Ancient indie label SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY empties the Swiss bank account they share with the WHITE STRIPES and mounts a promotional campaign that threatens to stretch into 4 digits as critical raves multiply and sold out live performances continue. Careening wildly from garage punk to hardcore, from hip hop to bubble gum pop, from art rock to sheer noise, the album takes a gut wrenching journey through the dark heart of American music to the dirty soul that lies beneath. The single "SALT LAKE CITY" delivers the death blow to pop punk while the GREEDY BROS. supply the insane B-side.  The new record features lifetime Dwarves favorite HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED along with new stars FRESH PRINCE OF DARKNESS, CLINT TORRES and Drummer WRECK TOM. The Dwarves first female member TAZZIE BUSHWEED later starts DUTCH OVENS with industrial thrashers KMFDM. The Dwarves Must Die also features cameos by DEXTER HOLLAND (OFFSPRING) BLACK JOSH FREESE (VANDALS, PERFECT CIRCLE), SAN QUINN (GET LOW PLAYAZ), NASH KATO (URGE OVERKILL), SPIKE (ME FIRST & GIMMIE GIMMIES) and the immortal GARY OWENS (SPACE GHOST). Dirty cover pictures lampooning nudity, religion and death ride the line between smut and sheer genius to a place where parental advisory stickers dare not tread. .


SPIN magazine rates Blood, Guts & Pussy as the most offensive album of all time, edging out the ROLLING STONES and 2 LIVE CREW. SPIN also honors the Dwarves in its' 7 Greatest Rock'n'Roll Hoaxes, but the late HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED still has no comment. The venerable PLAYBOY and the scrappy new MAXIM both rate Dwarves records as among the sexiest album covers of all time. The Dwarves also supply tracks for films like GHOSTWORLD and ME, MYSELF & IRENE, television shows like VIVA LA BAM and SPONGEBOB and surf and skate videos by guys so cheap even we won't mention them. The Dwarves also supply the track "Kids Today" featuring the MATCHES and the AKAs for the FAT WRECK CHORDS compilation ROCK AGAINST BUSH Vol. 2. In this age of prepackaged punk and ready-made rebellion, the Dwarves remain fiercely independent and unrepentant to the end!


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